2016 Northside Music Festival guide

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We’ve had several failed attempts at summer kicking off this year, but the Northside festival always seems to usher in the season semi-officially for us here at Free Williamsburg. With a music lineup that breaks a whopping 400 in number, there is plenty to cram in over the course of 4 days, it’s not too late to buy a badge, and single-ticket shows are available here. While the laws of physics dictate that you can’t be everywhere at the same time, we’re here to help out with the suggestions of who, where and when (not to mention finding time for a beer).

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

YellowEyesIf you’re part of the bloodthirsty horde here for “The List”, take another lap around the block. It’s coming, but not until next week. Otherwise, kick off your shoes join us for yet another week of new metal and the live pilgrimages with which we are forever bound.

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

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I guess something is happening this weekend, right? Something about independence day, I forget, I did watch that documentary with Will Smith all those years ago. There are some fireworks to see as well. If you’re just looking to rock out with hopefully an extra day off to enjoy, we’ve got you covered too.

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

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With the Northside festival in the rear view mirror (review), we return to our somewhat normal schedule for the Top 5 Shows of the Weekend column.

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

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It’s March and everything is still horrible, the only question on my mind at the moment is when will the slush puddles become sentient and destroy us all? It’s hard to say, but if we keep feeding them organic matter as more and more New Yorkers succumb to their ambiguous depths it’s only a matter of time. Let’s not dawdle but rather enjoy what time we have left on this frozen rock with your best options this weekend.

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

Sannhet---Revisionist-Front-Cover-Final-1500x1500This week we have instrumental opuses, powerviolence pits, black metal bands playing death metal, and some geographic drama all writhing, copulating, and cross breeding in this gaping, colorless void we call a column. It’s the end of days, as it is every Tuesday, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

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I’ll be taking over this column from Coleman, who has admirably been handing you better plans than you had for the weekend for quite some time now. Your ears might get a bit more of a break from time to time (please, always bring earplugs), but as someone who goes to 150-odd shows a year, I’m hoping you will find the quality of recommendations remain high.

5) Dave Gorman at Subculture
I’m throwing a bit of a curveball to start things off, with a comedy show at Subculture. Dave Gorman is a British comic, and I’m always a bit wary of our humour getting lost in translation (as the saying goes, “a common language separated by two countries”), but Gorman is nerdy and niche enough to hopefully pull in more than just an expat crowd. I went last night and thought he was hilarious. There will be a powerpoint presentation…

Friday and Saturday, 7pm and 9pm both nights (and another 6 performances at the same venue next week).

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Over the Counter: This Week in New and Interesting Music

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“Over the Counter” is a column by our music editor Peter Rittweger which focuses on new and interesting music that isn’t featured prominently on the blog-o-sphere. This edition examines new releases from Title Fight and Sick Feeling, plus an old record from The Men’s Ben Greenberg and an upcoming show from Couch Slut. [Read more…]